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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Stokes County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for Captain John Stokes, a Revolutionary War officer and a member of the North Carolina House of Commons.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Stokes</ref>
 
Stokes County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for Captain John Stokes, a Revolutionary War officer and a member of the North Carolina House of Commons.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Stokes</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Stokes}}
 
'''Stokes County Courthouse'''<br>Hwy 89<br>Danbury, NC 27016<br>Phone: 336-593-2811<br>[http://www.co.stokes.nc.us/ Stokes County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
'''Stokes County Courthouse'''<br>Hwy 89<br>Danbury, NC 27016<br>Phone: 336-593-2811<br>[http://www.co.stokes.nc.us/ Stokes County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
=== Stokes County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
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===Stokes County, North Carolina Record Dates===
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Stokes}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stokes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" colspan="7" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stokes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1782
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1782
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1760
 
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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Some early records are missing.<br>
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Stokes}}
 
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*'''1789'''  Stokes County was created from [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] County.
 
*'''1789'''  Stokes County was created from [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Danbury<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Danbury<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Stokes}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Stokes}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Stokes County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
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| style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" colspan="2" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Stokes County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| width="25%" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#e0e0e0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/stokes/records/cemetaries/ NCGenWeb]
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*[http://ncgenweb.us/nc/stokes/records/cemetaries/ NCGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/stokes/stokescemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/stokes/stokescemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/stokes.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/stokes.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/stok/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/stok/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|466219|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|466219|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Stokes+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Stokes+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Stokes-County?id=county_1735 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Stokes-County?id=county_1735 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Carolina Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{NC Census Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Census Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{NC Church Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Church Intro|Stokes}}
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Belew's Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:568. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
*'''Belew's Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:568. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
*'''Soapstone Creek.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Soapstone Creek.''' Constituted 1779.<ref name="bap" />
  
 
'''''Dunker'''''<br>
 
'''''Dunker'''''<br>
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*'''Fraternity Church of the Brethren,''' near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.<ref>"Fraternity Church of the Brethren," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
 
*'''Fraternity Church of the Brethren,''' near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.<ref>"Fraternity Church of the Brethren," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
  
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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*'''Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House.''' Organized about 1778 by German settlers.<ref>"Nazareth Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and currently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
 
*'''Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House.''' Organized about 1778 by German settlers.<ref>"Nazareth Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Previously located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and currently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
  
 
'''''Moravian'''''<br>
 
'''''Moravian'''''<br>
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*'''Friedberg Church.''' Begun 1759; organized 1773.<ref>"Friedberg Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Formerly located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
 
*'''Friedberg Church.''' Begun 1759; organized 1773.<ref>"Friedberg Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Formerly located in [[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy|Surry]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{NC Court Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Court Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{NC Land Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Land Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Stokes}}
  
 
[[Image:Ncstokes.jpg|thumb|right|240px]]
 
[[Image:Ncstokes.jpg|thumb|right|240px]]
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{NC Military Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Military Intro|Stokes}}
  
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
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*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Stokes}}<br>
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Stokes}}<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20150224201709/http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 24 Feb 2015.</ref>
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20150224201709/http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 24 Feb 2015.</ref>
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
 
'''''World War I '''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
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*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Stokes}}
  
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*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
 
*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Stokes}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Stokes}}
  
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*'''1866-1964'''  {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1866-1964'''  {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
  
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{{NC Marriage Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Stokes}}
  
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*'''1763-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1763-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
==== Death ====
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{{NC Death Intro|Stokes}}
 
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*'''1931-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1931-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
  
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{{NC Divorce Intro|Stokes}}
 
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*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Archives ===
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{{NC Archives Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
=== Libraries ===
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{{NC Libraries Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Stokes}}
  
=== Museums ===
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{{NC Museums Intro|Stokes}}
 
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== Societies ==
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{{NC Societies Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Stokes}}
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*'''Stokes County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 250<br> Germanton, NC 27019 <br>[http://www.sc-hs.org/ Website]
 
*'''Stokes County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 250<br> Germanton, NC 27019 <br>[http://www.sc-hs.org/ Website]
 
*'''Bassett Historical Center'''<br>3964 Fairystone Park Highway<br> Bassett, VA 24055<br>Phone: 276-629-9191<br>Email: [mailto:baslib@hotmail.com baslib@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Website]<br>Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.
 
*'''Bassett Historical Center'''<br>3964 Fairystone Park Highway<br> Bassett, VA 24055<br>Phone: 276-629-9191<br>Email: [mailto:baslib@hotmail.com baslib@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Website]<br>Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Stokes}}
  
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191365|North%20Carolina|Stokes}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191365|North%20Carolina|Stokes}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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*[https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails] - Piedmont Trails offers detailed history of Stokes County by offering data on early settlers, genealogy records, etc. Personal collection, maps and documents.
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Stokes}}
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Stokes}}
  
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 14:38, 10 November 2019

Guide to Stokes County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Danbury
Organized: 1789
Parent County(s): Surry[1]
Neighboring Counties
Forsyth  • Guilford  • Henry (VA)  • Patrick (VA)  • Rockingham  • Surry  • Yadkin
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Stokes County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for Captain John Stokes, a Revolutionary War officer and a member of the North Carolina House of Commons.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Stokes County Courthouse
Hwy 89
Danbury, NC 27016
Phone: 336-593-2811
Stokes County Website

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk Superior Court has probate records.[3]

Stokes County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1790 1913 1782 1760 1753 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Some early records are missing.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1789 Stokes County was created from Surry County.
  • County seat: Danbury[5]

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Stokes County, North Carolina:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Stokes County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

  • Belew's Creek. Constituted 1781.[6]
  • Soapstone Creek. Constituted 1779.[6]

Dunker

  • Fraternity Church of the Brethren, near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.[7] Previously located in Surry and presently situated in Forsyth.

Lutheran

  • Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House. Organized about 1778 by German settlers.[8] Previously located in Surry and currently situated in Forsyth.

Moravian

  • Friedberg Church. Begun 1759; organized 1773.[9] Formerly located in Surry and presently situated in Forsyth.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Ncstokes.jpg

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Stokes County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Stokes County:

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company H.[10]
- 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry Reserves (Confederate). Company H.[11]
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company A
- 4th Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company C
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Captain George F Fisher's Company
- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, William H Watt's Company

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Stokes County Historical Society
    PO Box 250
    Germanton, NC 27019
    Website
  • Bassett Historical Center
    3964 Fairystone Park Highway
    Bassett, VA 24055
    Phone: 276-629-9191
    Email: baslib@hotmail.com
    Website
    Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  • Piedmont Trails - Piedmont Trails offers detailed history of Stokes County by offering data on early settlers, genealogy records, etc. Personal collection, maps and documents.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Stokes
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stokes County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 6.0 6.1 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:568. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. "Fraternity Church of the Brethren," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. "Nazareth Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "Friedberg Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 24 Feb 2015.
  11. J.L. Scott, 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 79.